Thursday, 8 October 2015
Free Motion Mavericks - Week 64 - Lots of Lines
Over the past couple of days I have been busy sewing lines. With frequent changes of thread, the colours are gently graded, and I have now got to the top of a rather colourful sky.
Meanwhile, down at the bottom of the picture, things are a bit trickier. Quilting water can be a bit hair raising, especially now that Linda has thrown down the gauntlet and put reflections in a lake. If the water turns out looking peculiar I shall just have to fill it with reeds and call it a marsh. We shall see. The joys of working with variegated thread.
Here goes for week 64..
Many thanks to everyone who linked up last week to show their free motion quilting projects.
The project in Week 63 that really caught my eye was Alison's baby quilt - such beautiful colours and a lovely classic design. Having made a few baby quilts in the past few weeks, I can vouch for the fact that doing an all over free motion quilting design on a pieced quilt isn't always plain sailing, and Alison did a great job! If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos.
If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post and/or grab the linky button for your blog's sidebar.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.
4. The link up will remain open for four days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Monday.
So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France and Macau have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.